90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp
Brit stalwart Anglepoise updates its 1970s Model 90 with Mini Mini. At half the size of a standard desk lamp, it employs a long-life, dimmable LED module integrated into the shade (providing focused light for up to 20,000 hours.) The lamp is powered via USB and plugs into the wall or either a laptop or portable battery for on-the-go portability.
20.5" h x 4.75" dia (52x12cm)
Shade: 5" h x 3.75" dia (12.7x9.2cm)
Anodized brushed aluminum, chrome, polycarbonate, cast iron
- Supplied with USB-A to Micro USB cable & adapter
- Integrated LED bulb with dimming
- Output: 470lm (equivalent to a 40W bulb)
- Color temperature: 3000k (soft bright white)
- Life expectancy: 20,000 hours
- Power usage: 4W when plugged into an isolated USB power source; 5W when plugged into a mains adapter
Here’s the unlikely tale of how an iconic British design literally "sprung" from an amateur inventor’s workshop. More than 70 years ago, automotive engineer George Carwardine, tinkering with constant-tension metal springs developed by the French firm Terry’s, found they could be moved in any direction but then “stayed put.” He didn’t find an application for cars but envisioned a task lamp based on the mechanics of the human arm. Notably, he added a shade to focus the light which meant that it used less electricity than usual at the time.
With patent in hand in 1934, George debuted the first Anglepoise at the British Industries Fair. Since then, his original model 1227 and succeeding variations have proved timeless to generations of students, artists and professionals. Anglepoise lamps were produced for World War II bombers, celebrated in a Royal Mail stamp and have inspired tributes from musicians, artists and writers. With new energy-saving strides, the Anglepoise remains true to its defining minimalist design and efficiency.